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  • Hannity's Tick Tock: Circa News Sara Carter and Hill's John Solomon-huge breaking news Tues night

    10/16/2017 7:08:14 PM PDT · by bitt · 60 replies
    Hannity Show | Oct 16, 2017 | Hannity
    "circa news Sara Carterand the Hill's John Solomon, huge breaking news - let me just put it this way - if I'm Hillary or Fake News, I won't be sleeping well tonight."
  • Sleepless in Seattle, and other places: Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America

    03/18/2017 1:12:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 18, 2017 | Lisa Belkin, Chief National Correspondent
    Susan Rogers, a poet and attorney in California, is “hurtling through space with no direction” on a plane that, she discovers with horror, has no pilot. Alicia Bowman, a journalist from East Penn, Pa., is racing frantically through a train that is heading the wrong way, flinging off her belongings so she can run faster, calling frantically for her son, who is transgender. Rachelle Pachtman, who does canine rescue on New York’s Upper West Side, is searching fruitlessly through her refrigerator for something to serve Michelle and Barack Obama, who have just happened to drop by for lunch. And Allison...
  • Friday Evening Vanity - Sleep Disorders

    06/17/2016 3:42:13 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 89 replies
    I've had issues with sleep for a lot of my life, off and on. Currently I have the "can't stay asleep, can't go back to sleep" form of what my doctor has diagnosed as insomnia. Mild to moderate Sleep Apnea appears to be at least a contributory factor.
  • Guns Confiscated after Man Seeks Insomnia Treatment

    01/02/2015 10:02:23 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 73 replies ^ | 1/2/2015 | Michael Filozof
    The allegations in the case are downright scary. The complaint contends that Montgomery, a Navy veteran and retired police officer who rose to the rank of detective sergeant during his 30-year career, voluntarily sought treatment for insomnia at a hospital on Long Island in May of 2014 after relocating to a new home several hundred miles from his previous residence. According to the suit, the hospital diagnosed the plaintiff as “mildly depressed,” and his clinical evaluation stated, “Patient has no thoughts of hurting himself. Patient has no thoughts of hurting others. Patient is not having suicidal thoughts. Patient is not...
  • B.C. Woman Sues Ex-Boyfriend To Pay For Failed Class After Breakup (Canada)

    09/03/2014 8:41:35 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via ^ | 29AUG2014 | CP Staff Writer
    KAMLOOPS, B.C. - A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress over the breakup. Roopam Plawn, a marketing student at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, says in her notice of claim that she is seeking $500 for the class, $600 for anxiety, depression, insomnia and loss of working time and performance and $250 for "severe distress." She also wants Jasmeet Ahluwalia to pay court costs. Plawn says in the court document that she met the international student in September 2013, they broke up in early 2014, got...
  • 3 nutrients linked with a better night's sleep

    07/30/2013 5:07:41 AM PDT · by opentalk · 60 replies
    FOX news ^ | July 29, 2013 | Deborah Enos
    ... Trouble getting to sleep: Magnesium plays a key role in the bodily function that regulates sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency ,and in fact,a 2006 analysis in the journal Medical Hypothesis suggests that such a deficiency may even be the cause of most major depression and mental health problems.… Trouble staying asleep: Potassium supplements may be helpful to those who have trouble sleeping through the night,according to a 1991 study in the journal Sleep.... When most people think about potassium,they think bananas. Bananas do contain a fair amount of this mineral (about 10 percent of...
  • A Sleep Aid Without the Side Effects

    04/09/2013 6:43:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 61 replies
    ScienceNOW ^ | 3 April 2013 | Gisela Telis
    Insomniacs desperate for some zzzs may one day have a safer way to get them. Scientists have developed a new sleep medication that has induced sleep in rodents and monkeys without apparently impairing cognition, a potentially dangerous side effect of common sleep aids. The discovery, which originated in work explaining narcolepsy, could lead to a new class of drugs that help people who don't respond to other treatments. Between 10% and 15% of Americans chronically struggle with getting to or staying asleep. Many of them turn to sleeping pills for relief, and most are prescribed drugs, such as zolpidem (Ambien)...
  • Assad 'Having Trouble Sleeping', Says Syrian Journalist

    09/08/2012 1:45:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 24 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/9/12 | Elad Benari
    After nearly 18 months of dealing with an uprising in his country, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is having trouble sleeping at night, according to a Syrian journalist who previously worked at the presidential palace. The journalist, Abdallah Omar, said in an interview quoted by Channel 10 News that Assad “can sleep for only an hour or two at night.” Omar, who recently defected from Syria because of the ongoing violence in the country, said that the Syrian president watches from his office no less than 16 TV channels belonging to the rebel forces in the country. According to Omar, the...
  • Insomnia linked to high insulin resistance in diabetics

    05/02/2011 3:06:43 PM PDT · by decimon · 5 replies
    Higher blood glucose and insulin levels seen in poor sleepersIn the largest study of it kind to establish a link between sleep and diabetes, researchers found that people with diabetes who sleep poorly have higher insulin resistance, and a harder time controlling the disease. The findings, published in the June issue of Diabetes Care, suggest that poor sleep may contribute to worse outcomes in people with diabetes. "Poor sleep quality in people with diabetes was associated with worse control of their blood glucose levels," said Kristen Knutson, PhD, assistant professor of medicine and lead author of the study. "People who...
  • Men who don't sleep may die sooner

    09/01/2010 6:39:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/1/2010
    HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Men who complain of chronic insomnia and who sleep less than 6 hours a night have an increased risk of dying, U.S. researchers say. Principal investigator Dr. Alexandros Vgontzas at Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pa., and colleagues had 1,000 women with a mean age of 47 years, and 741 men with an average age of 50, provide a comprehensive sleep histories in which insomnia was defined as a complaint lasting at least one year. Each participant also received a physical exam and had sleep evaluated in a...
  • New study suggests tart cherry juice can be a natural solution for insomnia

    07/12/2010 10:55:03 AM PDT · by decimon · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Weber Shandwick Worldwide ^ | July 12, 2010 | Unknown
    Researchers find red hot Super Fruit aids sleep in older adultsLANSING, Mich., July 12, 2010 – Drinking tart cherry juice daily could help reduce the severity of insomnia and time spent awake after going to sleep, according to a new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food1. A team of University of Pennsylvania, University of Rochester and VA Center of Canandaigua researchers conducted a pilot study on the sleep habits of 15 older adults. The adults drank 8 ounces of tart cherry juice beverage (CheriBundi in the morning and evening for 2 weeks, and a comparable matched juice...
  • Venezuela's Chavez offers cure for kids' insomnia (have the kids watch his speeches)

    06/14/2010 7:17:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 174+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/14/10 | Esteban Israel
    CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is offering parents a cure for children who don't want to go to sleep. Have them watch his televised speeches. In a television appearance on Thursday to extol the virtues of a portable computer his socialist government plans to introduce at public schools, Chavez said youngsters had stopped him in the street to tell him they saw him on television. "It seems that there are mothers here who, instead of putting their kids to sleep with cartoons, put them to sleep with Chavez," he said. "And the child dozes off and dozes off,...

    07/11/2009 9:24:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 45 replies · 1,719+ views
    EATING MELATONIN-RICH CHERRIES ARE ‘‘NATURAL” WAY TO RESET YOUR BODY CLOCK WHEN CROSSING TIME ZONES Research Reveals that Cherries Boost Your Body’s Melatonin Levels to Help Prevent Jet Lag After Long International Flights It takes mere seconds to reset our watch to a different time zone, but our body’s internal time clocks often take longer to sync up in our new locale. Experienced travelers often stash a bottle of melatonin supplements in their carryon bag to help adjust, but experts say there may be a more natural and tasty way to get melatonin: cherries. Recent studies have revealed that cherries...
  • Internet-based Intervention May Improve Insomnia

    07/07/2009 9:31:43 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 392+ views
    sciencedaily ^ | July 6, 2009
    An online insomnia intervention based on established face-to-face cognitive behavioral therapy techniques appears to improve patients' sleep, according to a new report. About one-third of adults report symptoms of insomnia and approximately 10 percent meet diagnostic criteria for an insomnia disorder, according to background information in the article. The condition decreases quality of life, impairs daytime functioning, has personal and public health consequences and results in an estimated $41 billion in reduced productivity every year. Cognitive behavioral therapy—a psychological treatment focusing on the behaviors and dysfunctional thoughts that contribute to sleep problems—is one of the most effective treatments for insomnia....
  • Big cat issues wake-up call by going after 'Little Bear' (Lion in bedroom)

    10/04/2008 7:44:58 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies · 1,232+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 4, 2008 | Staff
    It was near midnight Tuesday when the woman was shocked awake in bed by the howling scream of her pet cat from under the bed. Through glazed, half-open eyes, Jane Chanteau, a 73-year-old grandmother, saw a giant animal next to her bed. "I was half asleep and first I though it was a big dog, trying to get under the bed, and I whacked him on the rear end, like, 'You're not getting my baby,' " Chanteau said. The animal leaped onto a box in the corner of the room. Chanteau realized she'd just swatted a 4-foot mountain lion that...
  • Self-help Program Delivered Online Can Improve Insomnia In Adults

    06/12/2008 6:02:24 AM PDT · by fightinJAG · 1 replies · 53+ views
    Science Daily ^ | June 11, 2008 | Staff
    ScienceDaily (Jun. 11, 2008) — A cognitive behavioral intervention for insomnia delivered via the Internet can significantly improve insomnia in adults, according to a research abstract that will be presented on June 11 at SLEEP 2008, the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (APSS). The study, authored by Lee Ritterband, PhD, of the University of Virginia, focused on 44 participants (mostly female) with an average age of 45 years. The participants were randomly selected to either the cognitive behavioral intervention for insomnia via the Internet or a wait list control. Measures of sleep, mood, cost, and cognitive...
  • Sunday Is 'Worst For A Night's Sleep'

    01/20/2008 6:39:05 PM PST · by blam · 22 replies · 178+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-21-2008 | Bonnie Malkin
    Sunday is 'worst for a night's sleep' By Bonnie Malkin Last Updated: 1:02am GMT 21/01/2008 It may explain that Monday morning feeling - research has found that Sunday is the most sleepless night of the week. Nearly 60 per cent of employees have their worst night's sleep of the week on Sundays, a survey claims, with restless nights forcing one in four to call in sick on a Monday. Disrupted sleep has also been blamed for a lack of concentration at work (46 per cent) on Mondays, increased irritability towards bosses (30 per cent) and the odd impromptu nap at...
  • Cholesterol-lowering drug linked to sleep disruptions

    11/07/2007 10:03:13 PM PST · by crazyshrink · 59 replies · 120+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | 7-Nov-2007 | Edwin K. Kwon, B.A.; Michael H. Criqui, M.D., M.P.H.; and Joel E. Dimsdale, M.D.
    American Heart Association meeting report ORLANDO, Nov. 7 — A cholesterol-lowering drug appears to disrupt sleep patterns of some patients, researchers reported at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2007. “The findings are significant because sleep problems can affect quality of life and may have adverse health consequences, such as promoting weight gain and insulin resistance,” said Beatrice Golomb, M.D., lead author of the study and an associate professor of medicine and family and preventive medicine at the University of California at San Diego School of Medicine. In the largest study of its kind, researchers compared two types of cholesterol-lowering...
  • Curing Insomnia Without the Pills

    11/06/2007 10:51:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies · 548+ views ^ | November 5, 2007 | Tara Parker-Pope
    Better sleep doesn’t have to come in a pill. For people with chronic insomnia, studies show that simple behavioral and psychological treatments work just as well, and sometimes better, than popular medications, according to a report in The Journal of Family Practice. The medical journal Sleep last year reported on five high-quality trials that showed cognitive behavioral therapy helped people suffering from insomnia fall asleep sooner and stay asleep longer. Another American Journal of Psychiatry analysis of 21 studies showed that behavioral treatment helped people fall asleep nearly nine minutes sooner than sleep drugs. In other measures, sleep therapy worked...
  • New 'sleep machine' could signal the end of insomnia

    05/02/2007 9:05:04 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies · 877+ views
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 2, 2007 | ANDY DOLAN
    For anyone who struggles to get a good night's rest, it could be a dream come true. Scientists have invented a technique which they say could help trigger deep sleep in the most chronic insomniac. Using medical equipment, they stimulated the brain with harmless magnetic pulses. These penetrate the nerves that control a type of deep sleep called "slow-wave activity" and made their brains produce these waves. More follows... Researchers believe the same principles could be used to create a machine which can electronically stimulate a deep-sleep power nap. This mimics the restorative benefits of eight hours of rest. Professor...